Samurai Shodown has been rebooted for a new age. Today's PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release brings back thirteen of the iconic original game's characters along with three all-new characters. This marks "the first release in the franchise since 2008 and over 25 years since the release of the original".
Players will have a number of game modes including Practice Mode, Online Mode, Story Mode, Battle Mode and Dojo Mode:
A Season Pass offering is also available for Samurai Shodown, which will see further characters added to the roster over the coming months. Fans who purchase Samurai Shodown before June 30th will receive the Season Pass free of charge. SNK has also announced the full line-up of DLC characters that will be included in the season pass and released in the following order: Rimururu, Basara, Kazuki Kazama, and Wan-Fu.
In addition to the launch, SNK are pleased to outline their ongoing commitment to the franchise as an emerging competitor in the esports scene with Samurai Shodown’s upcoming inclusion at the Evolution Championship Series, the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world. EVO brings together the best of the best from around the world in a dazzling exhibition of skill and fun, as players and fans gather to honour the competitive spirit in an open format and determine a champion.